Hello from a bone chilling cold Missouri. It's 6 degrees here this evening and going down below 0 tonight. It's so cold every bone in my body hurts. I thought the heat of summer made my symptoms worse but am also finding the bone chilling cold of winter is bad as well. I think I will move to a place where the temperature is a constant 75 degrees. Wishful thinking.
First, I want to say I am soooo happy to hear your migraines and shakes are gone. It must have been the new BP drug. I am glad you are off of that. Your BP seems quite normal to me. Not high enough where you would need a second med for it. Your doctor and the visiting nurse will keep a close watch on it and if it goes up and stays up then you may need to consider a second med but there are many others that may not have the horrible side effects you had with this last one.
I wouldn't look at the home care assistance as "but I'm not that sick" or "when did I get so sick I needed a nursing home". You are no sicker now that you were before being in the hospital and getting the home care. Now you will have extra help to do chores and have someone to take you to the doctor and you can now focus more on YOU and getting to feeling better. You are still in your home, you just are lucky enough to be able to have help come in and do some of the everyday stuff that otherwise you would have to use up valuable "healing energy" to do. You are still taking care of yourself but just with a little outside assistance. There is a lot of change going on and it will take a little time to adjust. Maybe you are like me and feel overwhelmed with any kind of little change. You also seem to be a very "independent" person and don't like asking for help or feeling like a burden. I am the most stubborn independent person I know and I hate having "help" from others but you know I'm learning to adjust to the help my family is giving me and I still feel independent. I just look at the help I am getting as a "GIFT" and feel very fortunate to have the people in my life that are willing to help out and do some of the things that are hard for me to do. I know it is hard but I hope you can look at the changes as a positive thing for you and an asset so you can focus on taking care of your health and getting well.
Thinking about you. Let us know how your doctor's appointment on Monday goes.
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I'm glad your getting the help you need. Like the others said, now you can rest and focus on feeling better. Hopefully, this assistance will free you from alot of stress.
Hang in there and take care. Please keep us updated. You are in my thoughts and prayers.